The Relationship Building Power of Empathy: Seven Conscious Actions of Empathic Listeners, 2 of 3 – Neuroscience and Relationships

Empathy is a key emotion in building healthy, vibrant, mutually enriching relationships.

IPart 1, we described empathy as a form of love, a gift of our presence to actively listen, to emotionally connect, and to provide a holding place that shares the intensity of another’s experience. We also said that, consciously or subconsciously, empathy stems from certain intentions. It doesn’t stop there, however.

Actions are an essential part of expressing, giving and receiving love. Action seals the deal; and this is the topic of this post.


the presence of an empathic person provides
a holding place from which to create new and
empowering meanings and understandings
of our experiences of life